Inselair manager and former employee under investigation for alleged embezzlement
PHILLIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD - The branch manager of Inselair, based in St. Maarten, and a former female clerk are under investigation for alleged embezzlement of thousands of dollars from the company.
Early last week, Inselair sent a team to St. Maarten to investigate accounting discrepancies. The monies did not correspond with the final count at the branch in St. Maarten.
The surprise investigation led to the discovery of two employees, whose final paperwork did not correspond with actual numbers and deposits were never done. Last week, the investigating team filed an official complaint with the Fraud Department of the local police force.
According to a report from the Sint Maarten’s news site 721news, they received confirmation from the Prosecutor’s Office that an official complaint was indeed filed and two employees were now under investigation for alleged embezzlement.
When 721news inquired as to what the figure was that was allegedly embezzled, and if any arrests had been made, Spokesman Gino Bernadina said no further details could be released at this time because the case was under investigation.
Sources indicated that one of the employees (branch manager) was suspended until further notice and the other was fired. A memo from the General Management of InselAir was officially released announcing that as of Aug 18 the female employee was no longer in service at InselAir St Maarten. Therefore she is not authorized to represent InselAir in general.